How to build a marketing strategy

Biggest Ad Blunders of 2019 (so far) and How to Avoid Them
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
September 12, 2019
Biggest Ad Blunders of 2019 (so far) and How to Avoid Them

By Felicia Guthrie Creating an ad campaign as a small business can be tricky as you may not have anyone with marketing or advertising experience. Heck, even the big guys get it wrong sometimes and they have huge marketing, advertising and PR teams behind them. Mistakes (ad blunders), whether it’s in direction, imagery, tone, or […]

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Exploring the world of CGI Influencers
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
August 1, 2019
Exploring the world of CGI Influencers

By Felicia Guthrie We’ve written and shared countless articles about influencer marketing, from the basics, to the do’s and don’ts, and everything in between but today I’ll be exploring the current fascination with and future of CGI influencers. What and who are CGI Influencers? CGI stands for Computer Generated Imagery, this means that CGI Influencers […]

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Influencer Marketing vs Traditional Marketing… Which is better?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 25, 2019
Influencer Marketing vs Traditional Marketing… Which is better?

The short answer: Neither Influencer Marketing nor Traditional Marketing is better than the other. The long answer is a bit more involved. Defining terms Before I can fully answer the question, we should look at the definitions of Influencer Marketing and Traditional Marketing. Influencer Marketing is when you engage individuals (usually on social media) who […]

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4 reasons why you should be doing influencer marketing
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 11, 2019
4 reasons why you should be doing influencer marketing

You’ve probably heard by now that Influencer Marketing is projected to be a $10 Billion industry by 2020… That’s less than a year away… $10 Billion… The question is, are you using this wildly popular form of marketing yet? While influencer marketing isn’t for every brand, you should seriously consider including it as part of […]

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Who are micro-influencers and why are they effective?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 4, 2019
Who are micro-influencers and why are they effective?

By Felicia Guthrie We’ve given you the 411 on influencer marketing in the past, but here’s a refresher before we dig deeper into the world of influencer marketing. Influencer marketing is a form of marketing that places focus on people who are influential on social media rather than placing focus on the target market. Influencer […]

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10 Marketing tactics that aren’t worth the money…
Business, Marketing, Strategy
April 25, 2019
10 Marketing tactics that aren’t worth the money…

A great marketing strategy is one of the most important investments you will make for your business. You won’t have customers or a growing loyal community unless people know who you are. Without customers, you won’t have a business at all. We have all heard the saying “you have to spend money to make money,” […]

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How Brands are Breaking from Traditional Super Bowl Ads
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
January 31, 2019
How Brands are Breaking from Traditional Super Bowl Ads

By Felicia Guthrie Sunday, February 3rd, marks Super Bowl LIII, and while we can expect the typical star-studded commercials from major brands like Pepsi, we’re also excited to see how brands are changing up the classic Super Bowl Commercial. Two brands breaking from traditional ads are Olay and Skittles. In the past, Super Bowl ads […]

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Marketing, PR, or Sales: Which comes first?
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
January 24, 2019
Marketing, PR, or Sales: Which comes first?

This question came up recently in a Twitter chat we took part in. It sparked an “interesting” discussion with most participants on one side of the discussion and one participant on the other. The larger group felt that marketing strategy clearly had to come first. One voice said that PR came first. At SongBird, we […]

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3 Digital Marketing Trends for 2019
Marketing
December 19, 2018
3 Digital Marketing Trends for 2019

By Felicia Guthrie With January begins a new year and new trends in marketing. Here are 3 trends that will dominate the digital marketing landscape for the upcoming year. Trend #1: Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) can be beneficial to both brands and consumers. With so much data available, AI enables brands to analyze consumer […]

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How to recover from a bad marketing year
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
December 15, 2018
How to recover from a bad marketing year

It happens to the best of brands. You may have hit a slump. You may have switched things up and your audience just didn’t take to the changes. Whatever the reason, you just had a bad marketing year. While it can be frustrating because a bad marketing year will negatively affect your sales, it doesn’t […]

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